3D model (Jmol)
|Molar mass||146.05 g·mol−1|
Except where otherwise noted, data are given for materials in their standard state (at 25 °C [77 °F], 100 kPa).
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Dioxosuccinic acid or dioxobutanedioic acid is an organic compound with formula C4H2O6 or HO−(C=O)4−OH.
Removal of two protons from the molecule would yield the dioxosuccinate anion, C
6 or −O−(C=O)4−O−. This is one of the oxocarbon anions, which consist solely of carbon and oxygen. The name is also used for salts containing that anion, and for esters with the [−O−(C=O)4−O−] moiety.
Removal of a single proton would result in the monovalent anion hydrogendioxosuccinate, C
6 or HO−(C=O)4−O−.
The acid combines with two molecules of water to produce dihydroxytartaric acid, C4H6O8 or HO−(C=O)−(C(OH)2)2−(C=O)−OH. Indeed the product traded under the name "dioxosuccinic acid hydrate" appears to be that substance.
On the other hand, dihydroxytartaric acid behaves like dioxosuccinic acid in some reactions; for example, it reacts with ethanol in the presence of hydrogen chloride to yield the ester diethyl dioxosuccinate.:p.187